VolkerStevin, as part of the project team, received the Project Management Award for exemplary project management at the site where the team worked tirelessly to reduce planned completion time and maximise efficiency. The team ensured that they put in place a system of liaison that started many months prior to construction and continued throughout, militating against possible delays and compensation claims. Joint planning and the understanding of engineering constraints allowed the team to be flexible in their approach and deliver beyond the targets set.
This included the use of silent piling techniques to reduce noise from traditional piling. A variety of constraints were met and overcome during the construction of the scheme and so I would like to congratulate all those involved."
Helena Henao Fernandez, senior business user at the Environment Agency, said "In times when government organisations are facing financial constraints, it is very important to highlight projects that succeed in delivering benefits whilst optimising funding and resources. One of the Environment Agency's corporate strategies is ‘more for less' and this concept has been applied rigorously throughout the entire life cycle of the Deptford Creek Frontages Flood Risk Management project."